December 09

Advent Devotional: Friday, December 9

Justin Johnson

Second Week of Advent:  Peace 
Friday, December 9, 2011

Peace is something we may struggle to find as we enter the Advent season.  With gifts to buy, parties to plan, and meals to cook, it becomes difficult to slow down and find peace.  However, one scripture that allows me to reflect on the meaning of peace during this time comes from Isaiah 9:6 which reads, “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given and the government will be on his shoulders.  And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”  We find such powerful names for our Savior in this verse, although it’s the last name that stands out to me during this season.